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Matteucia Struthiopteris Osterich Shuttlecock Fern

Matteucia Struthiopteris Osterich Shuttlecock Fern

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The Matteuccia Struthiopteris, commonly known as the Ostrich Fern, is a striking and elegant native fern that can be found in various regions of North America, Europe, and Asia. This fern is renowned for its distinctive, feathery fronds that resemble the plumes of an ostrich, hence its name. Ostrich Ferns are perennial plants that thrive in moist, shaded woodland areas, making them an excellent choice for gardeners looking to add a touch of lush greenery to their shade gardens or woodland landscapes.

One of the unique features of the Ostrich Fern is its ability to form dense colonies through underground rhizomes. These rhizomes not only help the fern spread and fill in garden spaces but also make it resilient and well-suited to naturalising in the right conditions. The fronds of the Ostrich Fern can reach impressive heights, typically ranging from 2 to 6 feet (60-180 cm), creating a stunning backdrop in the shaded areas of your garden.

Ostrich Ferns are known for their lovely bright green colour, which can add a refreshing contrast to the darker hues of many shaded garden environments. They are also a favourite among gardeners and landscapers for their ability to create a lush, natural backdrop or border. Their gentle, arching fronds bring an element of grace to any garden or landscape, making them a popular choice for those seeking to establish a tranquil and enchanting atmosphere in their outdoor spaces.

These ferns are low-maintenance and thrive in consistently moist, well-drained soils with ample organic matter. They are also relatively cold-hardy, which means they can withstand winter temperatures in many regions. Whether you're looking to enhance the aesthetics of your garden or create a serene woodland setting, the Ostrich Fern is a fantastic choice for its ornamental value and adaptability.

You will receive 1 x 9cm potted plant

Common Name Osterich Fern
Genus Matteuccia
Plant Form
Plant Type
Climate Temperate
Plant habitat
Sunlight Partial shade, full shade
Watering Medium
Flowering period
Flower Colour
Season of interest
Foliage Evergreen
Hardiness Rating (RHS) H3 (-5 to 1 °C),H5 (-15 to -10 °C),H6 (-20 to -15 °C)
Soil type Loam, peat
Soil PH
Size
Awards RHS The Award for Garden Merit. Chelsea Flower Show plant
Care notes

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